You're likely to find the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special to be one of the most versatile basses in the entire Fender line. That's because it comes equipped with both a Precision Bass pickup in the middle position, and a dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge. This hybrid instrument not only gives you access to two totally unique sound sources -- it allows you to blend the output of the pickups to create new and unique combinations. Special, indeed!
P Bass Body, J Bass Neck
This dynamic instrument is made from an alder body cut with the classic P Bass contours. The neck, however, is a maple Jazz Bass design, cut in the modern C-shape profile that has proven consistently to be the smoothest and fastest-playing neck shape on Fender basses. There are 20 stainless steel frets here, all cleanly accessible, even in the highest positions. The neck plays with a comfortable 9.5-inch radius.
Hybrid Pickup Design: Like Two Basses in One
The distinguishing feature of the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special is the presence of both P and J Bass pickups. In the middle position you'll find a standard alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, delivering a powerful, singing tone. Below that, in the bridge position, you've got the active dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup with nickel-plated pole pieces and pan-pot switching.
Pan-Pot Pickup Blending and Active EQ
Underneath the pickups you've got controls for the highly musical-sounding active 3-band EQ. Treble, Mids, and Bass frequencies can all be adjusted here. Select your pickup -- or blend the outputs of both -- with the pan pot.
Rock-Solid and Ready to Rock
The hardware on the Fender Deluxe Active P Bass is chrome throughout. And the beveled gold vinyl pickguard looks darned stylish, too!
- Alder Body
- Maple Jazz Bass Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 20 medium jumbo Frets
- 1 x standard Alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup
- 1 x dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup
- Master Volume and Pan Pot
- 3-band active EQ
- American Vintage Precision Bass Bridge
- Standard Chrome Machine heads
- Beveled Gold Vinyl Pickguard
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Series: Deluxe Series
Body: alder, (Precision Bass body)
Neck: maple Jazz Bass neck, modern C-shape, satin polyurethane finish
Fingerboard: rosewood p/n 013-5760 or maple p/n 013-5762, (9.5 in. radius/241 mm)
No. of frets: 20 medium jumbo frets
Pickups: 1 standard Alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup (mid), 1 dual-coil ceramic Noiseless Jazz Bass pickup with nickel plated pole pieces (bridge)
-- Master volume, pan pot, 3-band active EQ with:
-- Treble boost/cut: +/- 10 db @ 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave.
-- Mid boost/cut: +10dB, -15dB @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope.
-- Bass boost/cut: +/- 12 db @ 40 Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave.
Pickup switching: pan pot
Bridge: American Vintage Precision Bass
Machine heads: standard
Pickguard: 1-ply beveled gold vinyl
Scale length: 34 in. (864 mm)
Width at nut: 1.50 in. (38mm)
Unique features: side mounted jack
Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, gauges: (.045, .065, .080, .100), p/n 073-7250-005
Accessories: deluxe gig bag
Case: deluxe gig bag
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
- Blizzard Pearl
- Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions,
please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
For bassists who dig today's active lifestyle, Fender offers the stylish and thunderous Deluxe Series Active P Bass Special guitar.
This huge-sounding hybrid model features an alder body adorned with a single-ply beveled gold vinyl pickguard and a maple Jazz Bass guitar neck (modern C shape) with a 20-fret, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard. On board are a standard alnico split single-coil Precision Bass pickup (middle) and a dual-coil ceramic Noiseless(TM) Jazz Bass pickup with nickel-plated pole pieces (bridge) with pan-pot switching.
Controls are master volume, pan, and three-band active EQ with treble boost/cut (+/- 10 db at 8kHz, a shift in the cut frequency, and about a 2dB slope per octave), mid boost/cut (+10dB, -15dB at 500Hz, and a wide band slope) and bass boost/cut (+/- 12db at 40Hz, with a 4dB slope per octave). Other features include chrome hardware, American Vintage Precision Bass bridge, side-mounted jack and deluxe gig bag. Truly an amazing instrument.